Napster 2.0’s sad song

Poor Chris Gorog. He’s the guy who predicted he could
make a hit out of a legal version of Napster, the renegade Internet
music file-sharing service that attracted 26 million monthly users until
it was driven into bankruptcy by record industry lawsuits.

That was back in 2002 when Gorog was CEO of Roxio, a CD-burning
software firm. He’d just struck a deal to acquire the insolvent Napster’s
assets – including its name and iconic kitty logo – for $5 million. Gorog
renamed his company Napster and launched a paid music subscription
service, insisting the brand alone would draw millions of customers.

Well, that didn’t happen.

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The 3 Mistakes of my life: Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat’s pens another ‘unputdownable’ book in the genre of
of his earlier two new novels. It has all the ingredients that has
endeadered him to his readers–humor, friends, first love, first sex,etc.
Only this time, he choses a bigger canvass and he succeeds to a large

The book takes us through the journey of three friends in Ahmedabad,
set against the earthquake, the communal riots and the historic
India-Australia cricket series. Chetan while using them as the background
uses the incidents as plot points as well and steers the story around

However, somewhere down the line you get a feeling that Chetan
had Bollywood in mind:) Specially when the story turns violent
during the communal riots and the story threads hurry towards
a resolution, you can’t escape the Bollywood hangover.

Ovearll, if you overlook a few mistakes(anachronisms),
Chetan’s 3 mistakes is a good read.

An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up

As a symbol of health and wellness, nothing surpasses the simple push-up.

Practically everyone remembers the actor Jack Palance performing
age-defying push-ups during his Oscar acceptance speech.
More recently, Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor whose
last lecture became an Internet sensation, did push-ups to prove his
fitness despite having pancreatic cancer.

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